JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings-May 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had
a time limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not
included below.

+ (Canada) Leslie Weir Appointed Canada's Librarian and Archivist
+ (Canada)Library and Archives Canada Insights to the 1926 Prairie Provinces Census
+ (Canada) Ontario Vital Statistics Announces 1918 Birth Registrations and
Indices Will be Transferred in 2023
+ (Canada) Prime Minister Trudeau Announces Plans for New Digital Charter
+ (European Union) GDPR Is One Year Old This Month
+ (European Union) European Parliament Vote for 751 Seats
+ (European Union-Ireland) Irish Data Protection Commissioner Launches
Inquiry Into Google
+ ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online
+ (New Zealand) Ten Percent of Population Did Not Complete Census-May be Prosecuted
+ (Russia) World War II Data Base Updated With Adding 5 Million Records
+ (US) 2020 Census and Privacy
+ (US) Muckrock Report on State of Public Records
+(US-CA) Bill on Consumer Privacy Act Blocked In Senate Appropriations Committee
+ (US-DE) HB 114 Amended and Now Has Even Further Proposed Embargo Dates
+ (US) Maine Bill Authorizing New Birth Certificate for an Adopted Person
and Removes Sealing of Original Birth Certificate
+(US-Maine)-Vital Records Access Bill Hearing Monday May 13, 2019
+(US-Maine) Vital Records Bill Killed in Work Session
+(US-Michigan) HB4241 Will Reduce Funding For Michigan State Archives
+(US-Michigan) Update on HB4241 Will Reduce Funding For Michigan State Archives
+ (US-NY) Reclaim the Records NY State Appeals on Post 1965 NY State Marriage Index
-Reclaim the Records Counter Appeals
+(US-NYC) NYC Department Proposes Sealing Original Birth Certificates and
Reissuing Absent Attending Physician Name With Lost Licenses
+ Re:(US-NYC) NYC Department Proposes Sealing Original Birth Certificates
and Reissuing Absent Attending Physician Name With Lost Licenses
+ (US-New Mexico) State Database of Laws and Legal Matters Now Online for Free
+ (US-RI) Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea Reports on Study Identifying
Risk to State Archives Documents

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at:

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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